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Terry Sugury is hired to recover one of two tapes containing a formula for making heroin for a price of 200 dollars a pound. But he gets double crossed. So he wants the tape back. Written by
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The man who smirks at villains with TOMMY GUNS..great japanese camp.
In the realm of japanese martial arts and action films SONNY CHIBA is one of the greatest. This film (like the others in the series) is fun and has a sly camp wit to it. These were imported into the USA by NEW LINE CINEMA in the 1970's for a song and made a profit due to low overhead. The film tells the tale of Terry, as he battles mobsters (one played by the voice of GEORGE TAKEI) for a mob take that will bring down the syndicate. During the film he rescues damsels in distress, becomes a master of disguise and so far...a jaded JAMES BOND of the underworld if you will. The films strength is the over the top action and tounge in cheek camp. Also the japanese locations add a certain flair. As usual, the american translation of the japanese dialogue leaves something to be desired (at times) yet, the fun is watching CHIBA move and fight. His fighting style can be described as a graceful ballet of martial arts poise, and tough guy street fighting style of the no rules variety. If you are a fan of japanese and HONG KONG action cinema I recommend this...however, unlike some martial arts movies..there is a plot, and not mindless mayhem and the main character is larger than life. Chiba
reminds me of a japanese SHAFT..with out the colt snub revolver. Part detective, part martial arts expert turned hit man, part wise guy, this film and it's main character have a certain appeal and pop culture value. For an entertaining night of martial arts action and ON PURPOSE CAMP, I recommend this.
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